Education is the Key “The Hood”, has so much talk it’s ridiculous. Everyday someone puts African Americans down because they believe that the only life we see for ourselves is jail or death and that stereotype not only comes from white people, but also from African Americans as well. It isn’t a race issue at all, it’s just how everyone see us black people from the ghetto. I want to change the way people think of blacks from Compton, Watts, and Los Angeles. Not only do I want to give back to the community but I would like people to know they can do if they don’t slack off and become another stereotype. Growing up in Compton, CA, “The Hood”, I believed that the minority of African Americans go to college. Attending a college or university was for upper-class or people from a different race. By being African American people would automatically assume ghetto, less worthy or even dumb. Since stereotypes get thrown at blacks so much they start to believe it about themselves. Yes, putting blacks down is wrong just because what everyone says about the hood is bad, not all blacks see jail or death for themselves but some see a future to actually get out the hood. Ninth grade for me was pretty much the party grade. I wasn’t so much worried about school, the only reason I went was because my parents made me and to hang with my friends. I basically took high school as a joke. Bad behavior was my main issue I stayed into trouble literally every day and I didn’t care. When I got a hold of my grades, I didn’t think getting F’s was bad, I tried too hard to “fit in”. Tenth grade was the second year of mess up. Talking to my counselor and hearing if I don’t get it together, I would get held back. Hearing that made me change my whole perspective of school. Becoming a junior meant a lot to me, after this year there was no time for games life was getting real. I realized getting in trouble wasn’t good for me personally not academically, I then decided to change my attitude and my thoughts about school. I passed my whole junior year with A’s and B’s and my behavior changed which made me a better person. I got fed up with being put down just because of my race. Failing under the stereotype of thugs, drugs, and ghetto hoodlums was what I did not want to be categorized under. I had a minor setback for a major comeback. I understand why people down talk blacks because we put ourselves out there as violent or careless. Blacks are often portrayed as lazy. People shouldn’t stereotype, the reason why people look down on blacks more though is because a good amount of them act disgracefully. Not all African American people act this type of way but yea if people are on the outside looking in their going to think that since a handful of blacks act a certain way then the rest of the race acts the same exact way, but see that isn’t the case at all. Some white, Mexican folks go to school and does exactly what blacks do and they don’t get looked upon any differently well maybe that individual but as an whole race, no. so I don’t understand why people down talk blacks and criticize what they do. Maybe their less worthy, maybe they like the street life, maybe they just isn’t interested in the school system but that’s them. Learning
te but Equal”, whites felt
they were superior to blacks.
Desegregation in the community during this time was harsh,
especially for the black population. In schools, black and white children were separated, which
gave the black children the idea that they were inferior to the white children, like with Ruby
Bridges, and the Little Rock Nine. Another way blacks were segregated from the white
population was in churches, the hatred toward black churches was absurd, an example is the 16th
Street Baptist Bombing…
better and worse at the same time for African Americans. Little by little black people began to be able to do more things like ever before, like voting for the presidency. Some of them were allowed to work for wages and also own their own land in some cases. Things were beginning to brighten up for black people all over the country, until white people began to disapprove of the new rights for African Americans. White people believed they were the top race in the world and could not be competing…
Rights in America
In 1950 schools, in the Southern states of America, there was segregation between Black and White people e.g. they had two schools one for white people (Teachers and Pupils) and one for blacks (Teachers and Pupils). Schools had two sets of textbooks one for white and one for blacks which was because black people had no equal rights but white people did, nowadays they are mixed whites and blacks get equal rights.
Black people got paid ⅓ of a white person owned also…
Trained schools for students who wanted to pursue a career in nursing came about in the 1800s when Florence Nightingale advocated the idea. The only students that were accepted into these programs where white students, blacks were not allowed any education during this time. Blacks were not given equal rights as the white people, and were denied the right to have an education.
There were many black young women who were very interested in nursing, and were dedicated to pursue their…
There has been a constant fall in unemployment amongst black people. Society and their stereotypes about black people have a lot to do with it. Discrimination is also a reason. Millions of African Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and good schools and suffer from high crime rates. African American adults are about twice as likely to be unemployed as whites, black students delay their white peers in educational completion and achievement, and African American communities…
of the people within it. In the "white dominated" suburbia area of the south, and the creation of T.C. Williams High School, a school that supported segregation, parents were the ringleaders of influence. It was the young people that started to make changes in the views of the community. The key topics in this film are segregation and discrimination, and the social problems that have arisen because of them.
Booker T. Washington
In the days of slavery, not much detail was given to black family history and black family records. For this reason, Booker T. Washington knew little about his early childhood and exact details of his birth. He didn’t know the exact time nor the exact place but assumed it was in 1856 near Hale’s Ford, in Virginia. Washington remembers the dismal surroundings and the sad time it was for those of color. He didn’t know very much about his father, who was not a part of his life…
where whites and blacks had to ride
separate trains based on their skin color. Ever since, people such as Oliver Brown and civil
rights organizations such as The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) have fought for the rights of African Americans. Brown challenged segregation and
the Supreme Court after his daughter was denied access to a nearby school assigning her to a
nonwhite school far away from their home. Brown argued that separated schools, based on race…
24 November 2014
Black Athletes are Considered Less Educated
Throughout our history athletes in general face hardships concerning the stereotypes that
as well follow. From the criticism of the fans, news reporters, and the other players as well, don’t
forget about society itself. Unfortunately the media illustrates African American athletes too
often in a pessimistic way. One of the myths is that black athletes are described to as is “dumb
jocks”; in other words less educated…
“’The Ultimate terror for white people…is to leave the highway by mistake and find themselves in East St. Louis. People speak of getting lost in East St. Louis as a nightmare. The nightmare to me is that they never leave that highway so they never know what life is like for all the children here. They ought to get off that highway. The nightmare isn’t in their heads. It’s a real place. There are children living here.’” (Kozol, 18). In the novel, Savage Inequalities, Jonathan…